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LawrenceH_FacilitiesPlan

  1. 1. LaFayette Middle School"It is the Mission of Walker County Schools to ensure all students graduate- Ready for College, Ready for Work, Ready for Life!"419 Roadrunner Blvd.LaFayette, GA 30728Media FacilityPlanPresented by: Hope LawrenceFRIT 7132-02Fall 2011Instructor: Dr. Jones
  2. 2.  Serves approximately 700 students, 7th through 8th grade and special education students Students range from African American, Caucasian, and Hispanic Serves 70+ faculty and staff members One full-time media specialist Collection size of 10,634 booksProfile
  3. 3.  Entrance  ExitMedia Center Location
  4. 4.  The windows located at the entrance allow for an inside view from the commons area. Media Center is located in a central part of the school. The Accelerated Reader achievements are listed on the front library windows.Media Center Location
  5. 5. View from the Entrance
  6. 6. Circulation Desk
  7. 7.  The media center office is located directly behind the circulation desk. While at the circulation desk, the media specialist has a 180 degree view of the library.
  8. 8. Resource Area
  9. 9.  There are enough seating areas for three classes. There is a drop down projector screen for presentations. The projector drops down in front of the circulation desk, which sometimes poses a problem. Sixteen computers are accessible for student use. The seating areas are also used for collaborative development among teachers each Wednesday and also for faculty meetings.Seating Area
  10. 10. Fiction NonfictionThe Stacks
  11. 11. Professional Development Area
  12. 12. Nonfiction books are located on the left.Computer Lab Entrance
  13. 13. Periodicals
  14. 14. Fire Exit & More Computers
  15. 15.  Fire Exit ◦ Students and teachers would evacuate using the exterior door. ◦ Students and teachers should report to field between the main building and softball field. Tornado Exit ◦ Students should move to the inside wall of the computer lab.Emergency Plans
  16. 16. The circulation desk is to the left.AR Store & More Computers
  17. 17.  Book Fair ◦ The LaFayette Middle School Media Center will host two Scholastic book fairs per year. The book fair will last one week. Proceeds from the book fair will be used to help fund necessities for the media center. Students and parents are encouraged to preview the book fair on the Friday before it opens. Language Arts teachers will schedule time for classes to visit the library. Accelerated Reader ◦ The Accelerated Reader program will be utilized to encourage reading. Students are expected to check out AR books and assess their comprehension on AR quizzes. The students will use their reading levels to determine what book to check out.Special Programs
  18. 18. Existing Facility Layout
  19. 19. The media center at LaFayette Middle School is located in LaFayette, Georgia. The school has a commons area in the center with five wings branching off from it. This design creates an unusual variety of spaces in the media center, along with some unique challenges. The tables are currently loosely arranged, and can easily be changed quickly to suit the needs of anyclass or project. There is adequate space to allow traffic to flow around the tables, to the shelves, and to the circulation desk. The bookshelves appear to be well arranged, except for the fiction section which is quite crowded. More space is needed for books, and the space is too small to allow adequate access for several students at a time. There are currently sixteen look-up computers in the media center. Since most of the space is already in use, additional computers would probably have to be placed out in the open area, thus affecting the current flexibility of this area. This can be avoided, however, by wise use of the computer lab attached to the media center. This computer lab is staffed full time and can be used to provide additional look-ups when necessary, to support reading programs such as Accelerated Reader and STARS, to provide access to the Internet for research, and for word processing.Facility Layout
  20. 20. School Layout
  21. 21.  Book Check In / Check Out Accelerated Reader Program Testing Computer Access Student and Teacher Research Faculty Meetings Technology Equipment Storage & CheckoutFacility Use
  22. 22.  Accessibility> The library will be open on school days from 7:30 A.M. until 3:30 P.M.> Only students with legitimate library business will be allowed in the media center before 8:00 A.M. Congregating for social time will not be permitted.> Classes using the media center must be accompanied by the teacher. Reading classes and research classes are encouraged to come as an entire class as long as the teacher supervises the class.> Students may come to the media center during any class with the following restrictions: a. One teacher may send up to two students at one time.b. The student agenda must have the student’s name, date, time, & teacher initials.c. Each teacher is responsible for establishing legitimate need before sending a student to the media center.> Students are asked not to use the media center between classes. Media center personnel will not write passes.Media Center Policies
  23. 23.  Circulation Policies>Each student agrees to return all library books undamaged. If the book is damaged or lost, the student will be responsible for paying for the repair or the replacement of the book.> Each student agrees to limit the number of books borrowed to two, unless permission is given by the media specialist. Teacher input in this area is helpful.> Each student agrees to return a book after two weeks. Books may be renewed, but the student must have the book with him/her in order to renew it. More than one renewal is discouraged.> Each student agrees to pay a two-cent fine for each day a book is late.> Books found and turned in by someone other than the borrower will result in a 25-cent fine.Media Center Policies
  24. 24.  Expectations> Appropriate behavior is expected at all times. Students must be considerate ofothers and respectful of property.> NO GUM, CANDY, or DRINKS of any kind are allowed in the media center.Media Center Policy
  25. 25. Staffing>LMS media center has one full-time certified media specialist.>Media Center volunteers consist of recommended students. The students will volunteer during his/her connections class.Media Center Policy
  26. 26. Scheduling>The media center is available for Language Arts classes every two weeks.>The blocks will be split in half so that two classes are allowed to visit.>Teachers are allowed to schedule the library for the entire block.>The notebook used for scheduling is available at the circulation desk.Media Center Policy
  27. 27.  Internet Use ◦ Walker County School System will follow all copyright laws. ◦ Acceptable Use Policy will be followed by all persons using the Internet. ◦ Walker County Schools will comply with requirements of Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA).Media Center Policy
  28. 28.  Regarding Substitute Teachers> Each teacher is responsible for relaying specific instructions to substitutes concerning scheduled library or lab time. Please make sure that a substitute understands that he/she is responsible for supervising the class in the media center.> Do not allow substitute teachers to send students on a pass to the media center/media lab unless you have given specific instructions to do so. Students often take advantage of substitutes!> Teachers must make all arrangements for media center materials in advance of an absence. No videos or equipment will be checked out to a substitute. Please be aware that any materials checked out and left in the care of a substitute remain the responsibility of the teacher. Do not schedule the use of equipment that a substitute is not familiar with.> Students must not be allowed to handle or transport equipment, including carts. This is for your protection as well as for the protection of students. Accidents with equipment can cause serious injury, along with possibly destroying the equipment.> Students are not allowed to check out videos for their own use or for teachers. A teacher must personally choose and sign for any video checked out.Media Center Policy
  29. 29.  One full time media specialist will oversee and manage the library and its content. Media Specialist will provide teachers with instructional equipment (such as projectors, SMART Board tools, television, etc.). The Media Specialist will work with professional educators to develop and improve curriculum. The Media Specialist will manage the book collection and circulation and keep it up-to-date. The Media Specialist will identify media needs in a prioritized list and requests will be granted based on grants and funding.Expectations for Media Specialist
  30. 30.  Student Results (from student e-mail) ◦ "The books are organized and easy to find." ◦ "There are plenty of computers to use." ◦ "I like how the library opens before school so that I can read or get new books then."Survey
  31. 31.  Teacher Results (gathered by e-mail)  check-out process is easy  schedule is flexible  great atmosphere  computer lab is easily accessible  no enjoyable/informal seating areas for students  If the media specialist is in her office, she cannot see guests or students when they walk in.Survey
  32. 32.  In order to provide pleasurable and informal seating and reading areas for students, I suggest moving the professional area to the storage beside the reference materials. The old professional area will now become the stair step seating area with pillows and a projector screen. Not only will this area become a reading area, it would be great for showing instructional videos or movies. In order to correct the view of the media specialist, the windows could be extended to the floor. I would also suggest opening the computer lab to make it seem more accessible to the media center. As of now, it seems closed off and not accessible. The seating area on the left should be changed to high-top seating with laptops at each table. This would allow students to have access to the Internet, word processors, and other instructional materials from their seat.Facility Improvements
  33. 33. New Facility Plan
  34. 34.  Create a gathering space for children to participate in story time, puppet shows or any other show-and-tell setting. The maple hardwood reading terrace is made up of hinged panels and multiple levels that are naturally inviting to children. Floors are cushioned vinyl for comfort, durability and easy cleaning. Two levels of sixteen display shelves are attached to the hinged panels to keep your favorite childrens titles close at hand and easily accessible for young patrons. Each shelf measures 13-1/2"H x 19"W x 1/2"D. Measures 67"H x 114"W x 98"D overall. $3,860.00 www.highsmith.comTerrace Seating
  35. 35.  OFM Café Stools $418.00 each OFM Café Table, Round, 24" diameter $239.00 each www.highsmith.comHigh-Top Seating
  36. 36.  Back-Jack chairs are a comfortable and fun seating alternative. Children can easily position chairs for sitting or reclining versatile for storytime and individual reading. Cotton army duck covers ensure extra-long wear and are spot-cleanable for easy care. These lightweight, fully portable and remarkably sturdy chairs have a back rest attached to a polyurethane foam-cushion seat. Zinc-plated steel framing resists rust, allowing limited outdoor use. Nesting design allows multiple-chair stacking for compact storage. Chairs measure 21"H x 14½"W x22”D overall. $41.75 www.highsmith.comComfortable Seating
  37. 37.  Professional-quality, video-format screens are built to withstand rigorous daily use. •Adjust the screen height to accommodate any room using the self-locking extension tube and high/low case adjustment •Exclusive Camlok® roller system prevents the screen from being accidentally pulled from the roller •Built-in fabric locks prevent shifting and secure screens during use and transport •Matte-white screens feature black masking borders to frame projected images •Available in square and video format •All screens include a collapsible, heavy-duty aluminum tripod base with toe release mechanism and wide stance for maximum stability •GREENGUARD® for Children and Schools Certified $389.00 www.highsmith.comProjector Screen
  38. 38.  Easy-to-install, portable multimedia projector is ideal for any presentation! * XGA (1024 x 768) resolution * Whiteboard and blackboard modes for projection onto any surface * 500:1 contrast * 1.2x manual zoom * 1.46–1.75:1 throw distance to image width * 34–423" throw distance * 30–300" diagonal screen size * 4:3 aspect ratio, 16:9 selectable * Top-access lamp * Digital vertical keystone correction * Front/rear/ceiling projection modes * Extensive inputs and outputs, including USB mouse control * Includes remote control with batteries, necessary cables and an operators manual * UL/C-UL approved * 2200 ANSI lumens * Network (LAN) control, maintenance and security * Front-loading hybrid filter has a 5000-hour life * Up to 6000-hour lamp life * Two 8-watt speakers; microphone input * Built-in anti-theft security * Measures 4"H x 12-1/2"W x 11-1/4"D www.highsmith.comProjector for Screen

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